Monday, October 22, 2007

Snakebitten City

I think Warren Moon was right when he said that Houston was snakebitten. It's true. With all of the odd, horrifying, and confusing defeats throughout the years, while cities like Dallas, Boston and New York continually get breaks handed to them, it's safe to say Houston is snakebitten. In recent history there have been some very strange happenings around our sports scene. Game 5 of the 2005 NLCS, Rams @ Texans 2005, this game, Rockets emplosion in the playoffs last year, and much more included in the whole history of the city. The infamous Wild Card game, the inability for the Astros to get through the first round of the playoffs until 2004, the Texans being the only franchise to not have a playoff birth in their first 5 years, and even more than that! I have mixed feelings for yesterday's Texans game. I'm very excited that our defense held the Titans to 8 FGs instead of 8 TDs, and that we came back and scored 29 points in the 4th quarter, yet horrified that we allowed it to get that far out of reach to begin with and how it's impossible for us, and this City to hold down a lead with 1 minute left. (See 2005 Rams game and 1993 AFC Wild Card.)

Think about it. When Bud left this city, he brought a mediocre 8-8 Oilers team with him. 2 years later, where did it get him? Super Bowl XXXIV. They enjoyed success as one of the better AFC teams for another 5 years. When was the last time Houston had a football championship? 2006 Dynamo? Wrong football. In fact, it was in 1961. When we did have a dominant team, things mysteriously moved into place to block us from getting to the promised land. Think back to the Luv Ya Blue days. What prevented us? We were unstoppable to all teams but one. The Steelers. Now to the late 80s-early 90s. We had a very good team in the middle of those years, but could never make it.

Something left this city in the early 60s.

(I don't even want to recap Sunday's game because it was so bad...)

2 comments:

K. Mac said...

Should've drafter Vince.

C'mon, you know it's true....

k. mac said...

Oops. drafted, not "drafter"....